- There is alarming evidence accumulated by serious scientific
sources that the US Government is about to - or already has - 'weaponized'
- If the reports are accurate, this could unleash a new
pandemic on the planet that could be more devastating than the 1918 Spanish
Flu epidemic which killed an estimated 30 million people worldwide before
it eventually died out. Pentagon and NIH experiments with remains in frozen
state of the 1918 virus are the height of scientific folly. Is the United
States about to unleash a new racially selective pandemic through the process
of mandatory vaccination with an alleged vaccine "against" Avian
- There is reason to believe that sections of the international
pharmaceutical industry cartel are acting in concert with the US Government
to develop a genetically modified H5N1 virus substance that could unleash
a man-made pandemic, perhaps more deadly than the 1918 'Spanish Influenza'
pandemic claiming up to 30 million lives.1
- Rima E. Laibow, MD, head of the Natural Solutions Foundation,
a citizen watchdog group monitoring the pharmaceutical industry states,
"Our best intelligence estimate is that pandemic Avian Flu has already
been created through genetic engineering in the United States, fusing the
deadly genome of the 1918 Pandemic, misnamed the 'Spanish Flu', with the
DNA of the innocuous H5N1 virus in a growth medium of human kidney cells,
according to the National Institutes of Health and the vaccine's manufacturer.
Some virologists believe that this would insure that the man-made mutant
virus recognizes human cells and knows how to invade them." 2
- If true, as Laibow points out, "A basic virological
fact that the public has not been told is that it is impossible to make
a vaccine against a virus that does not yet exist. Public relations efforts
to the contrary, IF a vaccine is being made against the Avian Flu virus
in its pandemic form, that means that the pandemic virus must already exist,
period, end of discussion."3
- The genome of the 1918 pandemic, the so-called "Spanish
Flu", was recently intentionally resurrected by the United States
government from a frozen corpse that died of the flu in 1918 in Alaska.
Because of that resurrection, both the Avian Flu, and its "vaccine"
are now a significant threat to public health.
- The Spanish Flu, which was not Spanish at all, was created
in the US through an early bioweapons program and injected into healthy
young men (i.e., 'soldiers') as the first mandatory vaccination in the
military during World War I. The "Spanish Flu" originated in
Camp Devens a US Army base in Massachusetts, at that time a horrendously
overcrowded encampment with 45,000 soldiers crowded into a space intended
for only 35,000, excellent breeding ground for spread of a deadly disease.
It was one of the deadliest pandemics in modern history. The Spanish Flu
was also one of the most successful biological weapons ever created, until
now. William Henry Welch of Johns Hopkins and the Rockefeller Institute,
a noted pathologist oversaw the spread of the pandemic under the Army Surgeon
- Aspartame and Tyson Foods doubts
- To date, there have only been around 385 human cases
of Avian Flu identified worldwide (assuming those identifications are trustworthy,
of course), with 243 deaths. To put the absurdity of this effort into perspective,
Laibow points out, Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD), which researchers believe
is heavily associated with aspartame consumption, is a leading cause of
death which, according to the CDC, for example, killed 460,000 Americans
in 1999 and the numbers keep rising (www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5106a3.htm.)
- But, aspartame is not under criticism. Interesting as
a footnote on Aspartame, G.D. Searle, the Chicago drugs company that held
the patent on Aspartame was in danger of losing its license from the US
Government Food & Drug Administration in the 1980's until Donald Rumsfeld,
out of Government, was named President of Searle. Rumsfeld used his contacts
in Washington to get the FDA to approve Aspartame despite known tests showing
serious health effects on rats.
- As I document in detail in my book, Seeds of Destruction:
The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation, the same Don Rumsfeld went on
to become chairman and principal stockholder of a California pharmaceutical
company, Gilead Sciences Inc., which developed and patented Tamiflu in
1996, first as a drug for AIDS, later as a vaccine for H5N1 Avian Flu.
In 1997 Donald H. Rumsfeld was named Chairman of the Board of Gilead Sciences,
where he remained until early 2001 when he became Defense Secretary. As
Secretary he refused to sell his stock at the time he came under conflict
of interest allegations when he ordered $1 billion worth of Tamiflu be
bought to injected into the US military personnel as a "precaution."
It was later proven that Tamiflu was in no antidote for H5N1 and its side
effects were sometimes very severe.
- Laibow adds, "Given the shockingly obvious lack
of any threat from an un-weaponized H5N1 virus, how can we explain the
Bush Administration spending billions of dollars preparing each of the
50 States, for what it calls the 'inevitable Bird Flu pandemic,' which
they say could kill half or more of all Americans and similar numbers of
people around the globe?"5
- Ominously, on June 3, Associated Press reported, "Tyson
Foods Inc. has begun killing and burying the carcasses of 15,000 hens from
a flock that tested positive for exposure to a strain of the bird flu in
northwest Arkansas, state officials said Tuesday."
- Tyson Foods is the largest industrialized producer of
chickens in the world and has been repeatedly under attack for its unsanitary
conditions of breeding and slaughtering. In January 2005 a US Government
Accountability Office (GAO) report to the US Senate, "Safety in the
Meat and Poultry Industry," concluded that US meat and poultry processing
plants had "one of the highest rates of injury and illness of any
industry." They cited exposure to "dangerous chemicals, blood,
fecal matter, exacerbated by poor ventilation and often extreme temperatures.
Workers typically faced hazardous conditions, loud noise, must work in
narrow confines with sharp tools and dangerous machinery."
- The industrialization of chicken-raising and slaughtering
in the USA has progressed to the point that by 2003 when the first cases
of H5N1 Avian Flu virus were reported from Asia, five giant multinational
agribusiness companies dominated the production and processing of chicken
meat in the United States. The five companies were Tyson Foods, the largest
in the world; Gold Kist Inc; Pilgrim's Pride; ConAgra Poultry; and Perdue
Farms.6 Most outbreaks of Avian Flu in Asia have been traced back to such
mass chicken industrial factory centers.7
- In May this year, The Canadian Press reported from Toronto,
"An experiment mating H5N1 avian flu viruses and a strain of human
flu in a laboratory produced a surprising number of hybrid viruses that
were biologically fit, a new study reveals. And while none of the offspring
viruses was as virulent as the original H5N1, about one in five were lethal
to mice at low doses, showing they retained at least a portion of the power
of their dangerous parent." 8
- The Toronto article went on, "The work suggests
that under the right circumstances - and no one is clear what all of those
are - the two types of flu viruses could swap genes in a way that might
allow the H5N1 virus to acquire the capacity to trigger a pandemic. That
process is called reassortment. 'This study is just showing exactly that:
There is a risk this virus can successfully reassort with a human virus,'
said Richard Webby, director of the World Health Organization's collaborating
centre for influenza research at St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee."
- Pentagon Bioweapon research
- Prof. Mathew Meselson, a professor of molecular biology
at Harvard, and well-respected scientist in the area of chemical and biological
warfare, confirms that the United States government has extensively researched
and developed biological weapons in the past. Meselson described an American
facility, north of Terre Haute, Indiana, built in 1944 that would have
produced 500,000 four pound anthrax bombs monthly once in full operation.
- Meselson was part of a team that proved the accidental
release of anthrax at a Soviet facility in 1979, disproved charges of biological
warfare in Laos and Cambodia in the late 1970s, and was a driving force
behind popularizing the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1994.
- Since coming in office, the Bush-Cheney Administration
has done much to weaken that Chemical Weapons Convention as well as ones
on biological weapons. One of George W. Bush's first acts as President
in early 2001 was to oppose a proposed international Biological and Toxic
Weapons Protocol, without explanation, leading to the death of the talks.
- In a 2004 study, the British Medical Association warned
that the world was perhaps only a few years away from "terrifying
biological weapons capable of killing only people of specific ethnic groups,"
citing advances in genetic weapons technology. 10
- The US Department of Homeland Security has ominously
enough announced it is ordering production and stockpiling of a pandemic
influenza vaccine: "The U.S. Government is taking steps to minimize
the need to make vaccine allocation decisions by supporting efforts to
increase domestic influenza vaccine production capacity. Significant funding
- provided to develop new vaccine technologies that allow
production of enough pandemic influenza vaccine for any person in the United
States who wants to be vaccinated within six months of a pandemic declaration."
- The curious role of Sanofi Pasteur
- The US Government has been financing the development
of a vaccine against H5N1 on a "fast track" basis since 2004.
Sanofi Pasteur in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of the giant French
pharmaceutical firm, the third largest in the world, manufactured an inactivated
vaccine made from an H5N1 virus isolated in Southeast Asia in 2004. Sanofi
Pasteur, part of the French-based Sanofi Aventis Group, was awarded a contract
by the US Government's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
(NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NIAID to manufacture
the H5N1 vaccine in May 2004.12
- In April 2007 the FDA approved the Sanofi Pasteur vaccine
for H5N1 even though one year before the FDA cited Sanofi Pasteur for producing
contaminated Fluzone vaccines.13 The FDA approved H5N1 vaccine is itself
apparently not really effective in event of a human-to-human outbreak of
Avian Flu. On announcing its approval, the FDA stated, "two injections
given 28 days apart may provide 'limited' protection if a pandemic occurs.
About 45% of people who got the vaccine in a study developed an immune
response to the virus."14
- Until now H5N1 has not mutated into a form that can easily
spread from person to person. Is that what the researchers at Sanofi Pasteur
and various labs under contract to the US Government are engaged in? If
so it would be classified Top Secret, clearly. The respected British magazine,
New Scientist, commented, "If H5N1 does mutate, it is unclear if vaccines
developed now would still work against a pandemic strain. Manufacturers
could tailor a new vaccine to that strain, but current production methods
- The magazine noted that research on the Sanofi vaccine
was conducted by the National Institutes of Health as part of the US Government's
efforts to prepare for a flu pandemic. The salient question is whether
they prepare "for a flu pandemic" or whether they prepare a flu
pandemic. Why is the US Government spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer
dollars to stockpile this H5N1 vaccine which likely would not work against
such a pandemic outbreak?
- On July 2, 2008, the London Daily Telegraph newspaper
reported, "Three Polish doctors and six nurses are facing criminal
prosecution after a number of homeless people died following medical trials
for a vaccine to the H5N1 bird-flu virus." 16
- The report added that the medical staff, from the northern
town of Grudziadz, were being investigated over medical trials on as many
as 350 homeless and poor people last year, which prosecutors say involved
an untried vaccine to the highly-contagious virus. Authorities claim that
the alleged victims received ?3 to be tested with what they thought was
a conventional flu vaccine but, according to investigators, was actually
an anti bird-flu drug. The director of a Grudziadz homeless centre, Mieczyslaw
Waclawski, told a Polish newspaper that last year, 21 people from his centre
died, a figure well above the average of about eight.
- The Polish report did not specify if it was the vaccine
being developed under contract to the US Government Department of Homeland
Security by Sanofi-Pasteur. However, it is known that Sanofi-Pasteur has
been producing large quantities of such a vaccine at a factory they have
- Dr. Laibow reports that the "Pandemic Avian Flu
Vaccine" was scheduled to be delivered to the United States this month
by the French vaccine maker, Sanofi Pasteur, from a facility they own in
China, where it is being produced. The US Government issued its "Vaccine"
allocation plan in July. Laibow fears that a most sinister scenario of
a deliberate release of Avian Flu pathogens on the population that could
activate martial law and forced vaccination with resulting deaths in the
millions could be imminent.
- Spanish Flu virus revived by Pentagon
- In 2003 US Army scientists created 'Spanish Flu' virus
in the laboratory. According to a report at the time by the watchdog group,
The Sunshine Project, which monitors biological and chemical weapons research
of the United States Government issued a statement that "The 'Spanish
Flu' influenza virus that killed 20-40 million people in 1918 is currently
under reconstruction. Several genes of the extraordinarily lethal 1918
flu virus have been isolated and introduced into contemporary flu strains.
These proved to be lethal for mice, while virus constructs with genes from
a current flu virus types had hardly any effect. These experiments may
easily be abused for military purposes, but provide little benefit from
a medical or public health point of view."
- They continued, "The 1918 Spanish Flu was highly
infectious and - in comparison to contemporary flu viruses - killed a very
high percentage of those infected, including many younger people. The Spanish
Flu alone caused the medium life expectancy in the US in 1918 to drop by
10 years. Hence, flu viruses are perceived today as a serious biological
warfare threat. Just two weeks ago, a 15 million dollar research grant
was awarded in the US to develop protective measures especially against
a bioterrorist attack with flu viruses."
- The statement added, "Despite the very dangerous
nature of the 1918 virus, efforts to reconstruct it started in the mid
1990s, when Dr Jeffrey Taubenberger from the US Armed Forces Institute
of Pathology in Washington DC succeeded in recovering and sequencing fragments
of the viral RNA from preserved tissues of 1918 victims. In the current
issue of the scientific journal Emerging Infectious Diseases new genetic
details of the 1918 flu virus will be published."
- Most ominously, they report, "But after (partially)
unravelling the genetic sequence of the virus, the scientists went a step
further and began bringing the Spanish flu back to life. Unnoticed by the
public, they succeeded in creating a live virus containing two 1918 genes
that proved to be very lethal in animal experiments. This experiment is
only one genetic step away from taking the 1918 demon entirely out of the
- They conclude, "A resuscitation of the Spanish flu
is neither necessary nor warranted from a public health point of view.
Allegedly, the recent experiments sought to test the efficacy of existing
antiviral drugs on the 1918 construct. But there is little need for antiviral
drugs against the 1918 strain if the 1918 strain had not been recreated
in the first place. 'It simply does not make any scientific sense to create
a new threat just to develop new countermeasures against it.' says Jan
van Aken, biologist with the Sunshine Project, 'Genetic characterization
of influenza strains has important biomedical applications. But it is not
justifiable to recreate this particularly dangerous eradicated strain that
could wreak havoc if released, deliberately or accidentally.'"18
- Let us sincerely hope not, but as Prof. Stephen Block,
Stanford University biophysicist with years of experience in classified
Pentagon and US Government biological research remarked in another context,
"We're tempted to say that nobody in their right mind would ever use
these things." Block added, "But not everybody is in their right
- Sanofi Pasteur delivers H5N1 vaccine
- On April 28 of this year in an official Press Release
from Sanofi Pasteur US headquarters in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania and Lyon,
France, the company stated, "Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division
of Sanofi-Aventis Group, announced today that the US Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) has accepted H5N1 bulk vaccine antigen to produce
approximately 38.5 million doses of vaccine to protect against a new strain
of avian influenza. Sanofi Pasteur has a multi-year contract with HHS as
part of its pandemic program, and will receive a payment of $192.5 million
booked in the second quarter of 2008 for acceptance of the bulk vaccine
- Then, on June 16 of this year, Sanofi Pasteur issued
the following release announcing that it will, "donate 60 million
doses of H5N1 vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) over 3 years
for the establishment of an H5N1 vaccine global stockpile."
- The President and CEO of Sanofi Pasteur, Wayne Pisano,
said in the release, "The H5N1 virus is currently circulating in some
of the poorest regions of the world and an outbreak
- of pandemic influenza would most likely hit populations
living in areas with limited access to
- vaccines. This donation of H5N1 vaccine aims to address
the needs of those most vulnerable
- populations. In addition to supporting the efforts of
governments," Pisano added, "it is essential that industry collaborates
with international organizations such as WHO, the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation and other global health players. This is the best way to build
a stockpile of vaccines for developing nations, ready to be deployed on
the ground in the event of a pandemic flu outbreak." 21
- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in addition to
being a financial supporter of the so-called Doomsday Seed Vault in the
Arctic, has dedicated its foundation billions to support population control
in especially Africa. Among other projects they as well as the Rockefeller
Foundation are financing The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa,
whose head is former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. 22
- As the world's leading influenza vaccine manufacturer,
Sanofi Pasteur produces approximately half of the influenza vaccine distributed
worldwide. In the US it produced more than 40 percent of the influenza
vaccine distributed for the 2007-2008 influenza season. The fact that the
US Government has revived the 1918 Spanish Flu virus to make "tests"
indicates that anything is possible. There are in this world some people
not in their "right mind." God forbid if it is so in this instance.
- * F. William Engdahl is author of Seeds of Destruction:
the Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation
- (www.globalresearch.ca). He may be contacted through
his website, www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net.